Crop YouTube Clips Online

Is there a YouTube video that you want to crop to a custom size? Do you need the video to match the aspect ratio requirements of Facebook, Instagram, Instagram Story, and other social media platforms? You can use VEED’s video cropper! It’s an easy-to-use online tool that lets you crop video clips in seconds. 

You don't even have to download the YouTube video; just paste the link and VEED will prepare it for cropping, straight from your browser. Trim and crop it using the simple drag and drop tool or select a preset size from the menu.

How to Crop a YouTube video:

How to Crop a YouTube video:
  1. Paste a YouTube link

    Go to the YouTube video that you want to crop and copy the link. You can either click the Share button or copy the link from your browser’s address bar. Click on Paste URL on VEED and paste the link. VEED will upload the YouTube video in the editor.

  2. Start cropping

    You will now see the YouTube video in the editing pane. To crop it, drag and drop any of the corners of the video frame until it gets to the size you want. Or you can select a size from the Settings menu.

  3. Export

    Click on ‘Export’ and save the cropped video to your device. It will be exported as an MP4 video.

Paste a YouTube Link

‘YouTube Video Cropper’ Tutorial

Free YouTube Video Cropper and Trimmer

Apart from cropping YouTube videos to custom sizes, you can also use our video editing software to trim, split, and cut YouTube video clips. Rearrange them however you want in the editing pane. Simply move the indicator across the timeline, right-click on it, and select split.

Download YouTube videos as MP4

After you crop the YouTube video, you can export it as an MP4 file. This makes it easier to share on social media. MP4 is the most preferred format on video-sharing and social media platforms and is compatible with all media players.

Edit YouTube videos

VEED lets you do so much more than just crop and trim YouTube videos. It is packed with video editing tools that let you add filters and effects to your videos. You can also add audio, images, texts, subtitles, and more!

Turn YouTube videos into GIFs

You can even create GIFs from YouTube videos using VEED! Use the video trimmer and cropper to select the part of the video clip you want to turn into a GIF. Export it as a GIF file and share it on social media.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do you crop a YouTube video?


1. Upload the YouTube video to VEED by pasting the URL onto the editor

2. Start cropping using the drag and drop tool or select a preset size

3. Export and share

How do you edit YouTube videos for beginners?


VEED has a great number of video editing tools that you can use to edit YouTube videos. All you have to do is paste the link and you can start editing! They are all accessible online from any browser.

Can I change the speed of a YouTube video?


Yes - and VEED has made it super simple and easy! Make your videos play faster or slower by selecting the speed you want from the settings - from 0.5x, 1x, 2x, etc. Or you can click on Custom and enter your desired speed.

Can I merge YouTube videos?


It’s easy to merge YouTube videos using VEED! Simply add another YouTube video by clicking on the plus(+) icon from the bottom of the editing pane then paste the YouTube link. Paste as many YouTube videos as you want. You can then export them as one MP4 file.


Will cropping the video reduce file size or quality?


No! You can choose exactly which quality settings you would like to export your video under and no loss in quality will occur. You can export as 4k, 1080p, 720p, 480p, etc. VEED exports super high quality HD video super fast from our cloud-based servers. Crop with confidence to ensure your video quality never suffers!

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